NY Opens the Door to SEL

By Jon Moscow

In August, the New York State Education Department published Social Emotional Learning: Essential for Learning, Essential for Life, a detailed document calling for all NYS schools to incorporate social emotional learning into their daily instructional practice with fidelity and district-wide support.  The linked Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks, however, are voluntary, and the authors […]

October 16th, 2018|Equality, SEL, Uncategorized|

Holistic College and Career Advisement

By Silvia Canales

I have worked in college and career counseling at The Brotherhood/Sister Sol in Harlem since 2001; during the past five years I have formalized the program and spent most of my time on it. In this article, I reflect on lessons learned and make recommendations to those either working in or developing college […]

April 28th, 2018|Equality|

The Art of Social Justice: Behold the beautiful struggle!

The Museum as Ethics Classroom

By Adjoa Jones de Almeida

On February 9, 2017, a few weeks after Trump’s presidential inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, the Brooklyn Museum held a historic gathering, entitled “Defending Immigrant Rights: A Brooklyn Call to Action.” The auditorium was packed to capacity and the energy in the room was palpable. […]

June 6th, 2017|Equality, Racism, Uncategorized|